Climate, Comfort and Energy

In 2018 more than 50% of the global population lived in cities. By 2050 more than 75% of the global population will live in an urban environment with both growing and shrinking cities. With climate change and the need to reduce our carbon emissions to basically Zero our cities are facing a new challenge - especially in dense urban neighborhoods. Increased summer temperatures will cause heat waves for which our cities are not designed for. 

Over the next 40 years we need to adapt our cities to a new climate, new mobility and carbon neutral building stock. Sustainable and livable cities for 2 billion new world inhabitants have to be built. All of these issues will require a massive change, new ways of cross border thinking and collaboration and innovation on a broad level. The level of adaption will change our cities within a time frame, which hasn’t been seen before. At the same time this level of change provides opportunities for the design of cities that become a better place.

The lecture will showcase the interconnected layers in site specific urban design in order to design resilient and livable cities with minimized environmental impact.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Rudolph, Transsolar KlimaEngineering


Vortragsreihe Urban Eco Communities

Prof. Dr. Anupama Kundoo | Alba Balmaseda Dominguez

Institut für Raumkonzeptionen und Grundlagen des Entwerfens (IRGE)


Donnerstag, 15.11.2018 um 18.00 Uhr | Keplerstraße 11, Raum 3.08